It appears as though The New Zealand Herald’s David Fisher has been relegated from chasing the big stories to reviewing television with this morning’s perceived advertorial on tonight’s episode of 3rd Degree.

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Welcome to Wednesday. Today I’d like to see if we can get some feedback on some of the changes we’ve made at Throng recently. There’s a whole heap more that I’d like to do but one step at a time. Any suggestions you have about how we could make this a better user experience would be appreciated.

Anything else you’d like to discuss in general about television can be done, as it is every other day, here in this post.

Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

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Nicole makes a decision, The IV is a success, and another love triangle brews. Continue reading »

Quickflix_throng_200x175Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

Must Watch:

NCIS (TV3, 8:30pm)
With a new NCIS franchise on the way in the form of a series set in New Orleans, what a better way to celebrate than two new episodes tonight on TV3.

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Linda Clark is one of the country’s most experienced and most astute political commentators.

In her work to date as a commentator for TV3, Linda has withdrawn from situations or made a public declaration where a potential conflict of interest exists with her work as a lawyer.

Last year, Linda acted as moderator for TV3 debate programme The Vote, and she has also been one of many commentators on The Nation. Continue reading »

This is the question raised by Peter Kafka at and offers some compelling evidence to suggest that we have.

This is normally the time when someone points out that it’s ridiculous for advertisers to keep spending billions on TV, since the audience they’re trying to reach is going online, and in front of their phones. And that it’s even more ridiculous that TV ad spending keeps increasing, even as the TV audience scatters.

There are three charts from Nielsens that have been released today that suggest perhaps we have arrived at Peak TV.

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This contains spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones yet.

Peter Dinklage may very well have earnt himself another Emmy nomination after that performance.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 57410 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 37400 (TV2, 9:40pm – 10:45pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 34010 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 27290 (TV2, 8:00pm – 9:40pm)
  5. The Following: 23710 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm) Continue reading »